04/28/2016 - 07:27
Austin, TX The most recent Fedora camp in Pasadena, California was hosted by the Caltech Library at the California Institute of Technology's Keck Institute for Space Studies.
The beautiful Caltech campus was an ideal setting for the 40 camp attendees who enjoyed turn-of-the-last century architecture that reflected the institution’s beginnings as Throop University in 1891. The institution was renamed the California Institute of Technology in 1920. The well-known Caltech Turtle and Frog Ponds...
04/21/2016 - 11:02
Austin, TX The Fedora community is currently in the initial phases of drafting a standards-based application programming interface (API) specification that will result in a stable, independently-versioned Fedora RESTful API. A Fedora API specification will be a significant milestone for the project and the community enabling a concrete and common understanding of Fedora's role in an institution's infrastructure ecosystem.
The goal of this work is to develop a broad consensus for an API...
04/20/2016 - 08:57
Austin, TX David Wilcox, Fedora product manager and Andrew Woods, Fedora tech lead, will offer a workshop entitled, "Publishing Assets as Linked Data with Fedora 4" at the Library Publishing Forum (LPForum 2016) to be held at the University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas on May 18 from 1:00 PM-3:30 PM. All LPForum 2016 attendees are welcome—there is no need to pre-register for this introductory-level workshop.
Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for...
04/20/2016 - 06:13
Austin, TX The annual DuraSpace Membership Campaign for 2016 officially kicks off today. The campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open source software projects. While DuraSpace proudly provides these applications for free for anyone to use, our projects rely on membership fees to pay for staff who provide technical leadership, direct strategic planning, organize community outreach, and coordinate timely software releases for the open source...
03/31/2016 - 09:41
From Aaron Coburn, Programmer and Systems Administrator, Academic Technology Services, Amherst College
Amherst, MA I would like to announce the release of version 4.5.0 of the Fedora Camel Messaging Toolkit (fcrepo-camel-toolkit). This toolkit provides a collection of asynchronous integrations between a Fedora 4 repository and external systems.
This new version is a feature release, which now contains fcrepo-serialization: a tool that will serialize Fedora resources to a location on a...
03/29/2016 - 11:30
From Andrew Woods, Fedora Tech Lead
Austin, TX There has been increasing interest and discussion around the opportunities of an integration between VIVO and Fedora 4. In an effort to provide a public forum for detailing use cases, identifying related initiatives, gaining consensus on integration patterns, etc, the following mailing list has been created:
Please use this list to forward the conversation, and pass it along to others.
03/23/2016 - 13:05
Washington, DC Magnolia trees and spring flowers were in full bloom for the Sixth Annual DuraSpace Member Summit held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. DuraSpace members were interested in formal and informal conversations about the open source projects in which they primarily participate, the general state of the scholarly ecosystem, emerging opportunities, and of course, the recently announced "intent to merge" with LYRASIS.
Board of Directors chair Laura Wood, Director, Tisch Library,...
03/14/2016 - 09:43
From Susan Lafferty, Associate Library Director (Resources and Access), Australian Catholic University
Sydney, AU There will be a teleconference on Wednesday March 30 at 5:00 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time for anyong interested in the Fedora International Special Interest Group recently discussed by David Wilcox.
Call in details:
Conference Dial-In Number (North America) : (712) 775-7035
Participant Access Code: 383934#
International dial in numbers:
Australia: +61 (0) 3 8672 0185...
03/08/2016 - 10:49
From Laura Waugh, Marketing Coordinator, Texas Digital Library
Austin, TX We are pleased to announce the formation of the South Central States Fedora Users Group. In conjunction with DuraSpace, the Texas Digital Library, the University of Houston, and the University of Oklahoma are establishing a community for developers and users of the Fedora repository system. This users group is open to anyone in the southern, central United States with an interest in Fedora and its use with the Hydra,...
02/10/2016 - 13:24
Carol Minton Morris from DuraSpace interviewed Stefano Cossu, Director of Application Services, Collections at The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), to learn about how Fedora 4 is implemented at AIC.
• What’s your role with Fedora at your organization or institution?
As the Information Architect for Collections Management at the Art Institute of Chicago, I led a group that evaluated options and selected Fedora to be the foundation and center of our data and asset management strategy.
• Tell me a...